LC Internet down three days plus

Mexia News Staff Report

Limestone County’s computer router failed sometime Saturday, Sept. 9, which left county offices without Internet service for at least three days.
When county commissioners met Tuesday morning for their regularly scheduled meeting, they heard from IT Director Sean Richardson that he had determined the router was owned by the county and would therefore have to be replaced by the county. He had ordered a new router, which was to be delivered Wednesday morning, at which time Richardson said he would replace it and have Internet service available again for the county offices.
Fortunately, the outage did not affect 911 service or telephone service, nor did it cause any security issues at the jail or prison. The breakdown did interfere with regular work, however, bringing it almost to a standstill for office work, most of which is Internet based these days.
“It pretty much shuts us down as far as our office work,” said Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson.
Several managerial-level employees discussed the matter with the court at Tuesday’s meeting, asking that the county develop some kind of alternate or backup plan.

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